NHL News: Eight Players Advance to 2021 NHL Gaming World Championship: European Final

North American Club Championship Continues May 22 with Discover NHL Central Division Play-In and MassMutual NHL East Division Club Final

NEW YORK (May 18, 2021) – The 2021 NHL Gaming World Championship™, featuring the best EA SPORTS™ NHL® 21 players, continued this past weekend with eight players advancing to the European Final. The North American Club Championship also continues on May 22 with Club play for the Discover NHL® Central Division Play-In and the MassMutual NHL® East Division Club Final.

Beginning with the first of the North American Club Finals on May 22, all matches will be streamed live on the NHL’s Twitch channel beginning at 12 p.m. ET. The NHL’s digital platforms will also carry highlights with cut-down versions distributed by NHL global broadcast partners – NBC Sports in the U.S., Sportsnet in Canada and Viaplay and NENT Group in Europe.

Tournament rules, regulations, prize pool, tournament schedules and results can be found here. Fans can follow the conversation using social hashtag #NHLGWC.

EUROPEAN PLAY-IN RESULTS

The European Play-In took place on May 8 and 15. All matches were single elimination, best-of-three games producing four Xbox and four PS4 qualifiers. Full bracket results can be viewed at the below links.

European Play-In Bracket (Xbox)

European Play-In Bracket (PS4)

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

The European Final will be streamed live on Twitch on Saturday, June 19, beginning at 11 a.m. ET. The following players have advanced to the Final round after winning their series this past weekend:

Dzouvi_ – Adam Mensik (Czech Republic)

eken45jr – Henrik Eklund (Sweden)

I_EKI_I – Erik Tammenpaa (Finland)

J-_-JamalTheMan – Jani Raappanen (Finland)

Lehmannens – Johan Lehmann (Sweden)

NikkeDangles – Niklas Tukiainen (Finland)

pepcastachurcik – Josef Stachura (Czech Republic)

xDoumi – Aaro Ruuhinen (Finland)

NORTH AMERICAN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

The Club Finals and Club Championship are aligned under the 2020-21 NHL season Divisions. The eight players who represent each NHL Club face off to determine the one player to represent that NHL Club in the Club Championship. All 32 Club Final winners then move on to compete in the Club Championship bracket. The four Divisional winners then will compete to crown the 2021 Champion for the North American region.

MassMutual NHL East Division Finalists (Play-In round took place on May 8)

Club Final will take place on Saturday, May 22 (12 p.m. ET)

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Scotia NHL North Division Finalists (Play-In round took place on May 15)

Club Final will take place on Saturday, May 29 (12 p.m. ET)

Mrs Piggy3471 will replace teammate l3roccoliRob who is unable to compete in the Calgary Flames Club Final.

UPCOMING GWC SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 22 – GWC Discover NHL Central Division Play-In (Day #1)

Saturday, May 22 – GWC MassMutual NHL East Division Club Finals (12 p.m. ET start)

Sunday, May 23 – GWC Discover NHL Central Division Play-In (Day #2 *if required)

Wednesday, May 26 – European Team HUT Draft

Saturday, May 29 – GWC Honda NHL West Division Play-In (Day #1)

Saturday, May 29 – GWC Scotia NHL North Division Club Finals (12 p.m. ET start)

Sunday, May 30 – GWC Honda NHL West Division Play-In (Day #2 *if required)

Saturday, June 5 – GWC Discover NHL Central Division Club Finals (12 p.m. ET start)

Saturday, June 12 – GWC Honda NHL West Division Club Finals (12 p.m. ET start)

Saturday, June 19 – European Championship Final (11 a.m. ET start)

Saturday, June 26 – GWC MassMutual NHL East Division Club Championship

Saturday, July 3 – GWC Scotia NHL North Division Club Championship

Saturday, July 10 – GWC Discover NHL Central Division Club Championship

Saturday, July 17 – GWC Honda NHL West Division Club Championship

Saturday, July 24 – Club Championship Final

COURTESY NHLmedia.com

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